You Can Grow That! Archives

You Can Grow That! April 2013

There is nothing like spring to make us feel like GROWTH is possible!

Alphabet Garden – You Can Grow That!
How can we grow the nest generation of garden gurus? Get them started early by planning and planting an Alphabet Garden with the kids

A Sunny Day? You Can Grow That!
When you grow sunflowers you’ll always walk on the sunny side. We tell you how to grow sunflowers from seed.

Amaryllis ‘Pavlova’: You Can Grow That!
Why not grow Amaryllis in the spring?

An Espalier Avalon Pride Peach Tree? You Can Grow That!
Grow your own lovely peach tree in an espalier style! Bridget will tell you how to do this.

Bloodroot – You Can Grow That!
Don’t let the common name put you off…this is a plant to treasure!

Can I Grow Vegetables In The Shade?
Even without a lot of sun you can grow edibles in your garden!

Catmint: You Can Grow That! April 2013
You Can Grow That! Catmint (Nepeta) is a great perennial for gardeners everywhere…easy care, fragrant and very tough. The Chicago Botanic Garden’s plant evaluation program rated these the best.

Cold Weather Veggies – You Can Grow That!
Many gardeners think they need to wait until the weather is warm to start gardening. Gardening Jones shows us a number of veggies that actually prefer the cold temperatures.

Early Spring Color – Winterhazel
A delightful early-flowering shrub “feeds” this gardener’s hunger for spring!

Getting Real: You Can Grow That!
You are what you eat, so don’t be fast, cheap, easy or fake.

If I Were Planting  A Vegetable Garden…
Tips for first time veggie gardeners from a pro.

Larkspur – You Can Grow That!
Spreading the joy of self-seeding larkspur this month

Raspberries in Containers: You Can Grow That!
I’m growing raspberries in a container this year–the new ‘Raspberry Shortcake’ variety from BrazelBerries. Seemed like a good choice for YCGT!

 Romantic Redbuds
Redbud trees are in bloom now which means this is a great time to pick your favorite!

Seed to Salad in 10 Days – You Can Grow That!
Micro greens go from seed to salad in 10 days.

Sweet Alyssum: You Can Grow That!
Sweet Alyssum is named for its light fragrance, though you may not ever notice it if you plant it in your garden borders as it is a fairly short — sometimes trailing — annual.

Walla Walla Onions: You Can Grow That!
Start onions from seed now.

You Can Grow That – or maybe not?
Nature provides us with many interesting vagaries and we mortals can only stand back and marvel at her whims.

You Can Grow That! 3 More Native Groundcovers for Dry Shade

Finding plants that will thrive in dry shade can be challenging. Here’s a look at three native ground covers that are up for the challenge.

There is nothing like spring to get us out of our ruts. Growth is possible!